Windows performance counters

Supported OS Windows

Integration version2.1.0


This check monitors Windows performance counters through the Datadog Agent.

Note: Agent version 7.33.0 is the minimum supported version.


Follow the instructions below to install and configure this check for an Agent running on a host. For containerized environments, see the Autodiscovery Integration Templates for guidance on applying these instructions.


The Windows performance counters check is included in the Datadog Agent package. No additional installation is needed on your server.


  1. Edit the windows_performance_counters.d/conf.yaml file, in the conf.d/ folder at the root of your Agent’s configuration directory to start collecting your windows_performance_counters performance data. See the sample windows_performance_counters.d/conf.yaml for all available configuration options.

  2. Restart the Agent.


Run the Agent’s status subcommand and look for windows_performance_counters under the Checks section.

Data Collected


All metrics collected by the Windows performance counters check are forwarded to Datadog as custom metrics, which may impact your billing.


The Windows performance counters integration does not include any events.

Service Checks
Returns CRITICAL if the Agent is unable to connect to the Windows system, otherwise returns OK.
Statuses: ok, critical


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